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“Are we there yet?”

Remember the zeal with which you would ask your parents or whomever was driving, “Are we there yet?  Are we there yet?”

Only to have them yell back something like “Be quiet, dammit! We just left home five minutes ago!”

We couldn’t wait to get to where we were going because we were so excited about the destination.  We had such a great story about all of the things we would be able to do once we got there, and by contrast the journey there was oh so boring; annoying even.

Mommmm!  Heee’s POkin’ me!!!  Stop POkin me!

Isn’t it funny, that it’s exactly the opposite in real life?  In life, it’s the journey that’s the exciting part, and the purpose of the destination is solely to make that journey possible.

Sadly, I think most people no longer have destinations, and not having destinations is a big part of why many people feel trapped and live for the distractions of TV, alcohol, sex etc.

What about you?

Are you there yet?

You know; where you said you’d be at this time of your life, some ten, twenty or thirty years ago.  Is this place as exciting as you thought it would be?

Did you enjoy the journey?

Where are you off to now?

Don’t you hate smart-asses like me?  😉

What does it mean to be impeccable with your word?

Recently I was reminded about the profound simplicity of “The Four Agreements” by Don Miguel Ruiz, and it’s applicability to the practice of your life became very clear to me.  Here’s my take on  his first agreement: Be Impeccable with your word Ruiz explains that the latin root of the word means ‘without sin’ andContinue Reading

What does passion looks like?

What does passion looks like?

It looks like Benjamin Zander.   If you do nothing else today please watch this 20 minute video of him at a TED conference, and ask yourself, “How would it feel to have so much passion about something, anything?” in addition to his unbridled passion for classical music and his natural sense of humor in conveyingContinue Reading

Amazing how many things we do for no good reason

So I’m writing a book, and after explaining what the book is about to a good friend, he asks me why am I writing it?  I gave the obvious answer of course, “Because I’ve always wanted to write a book.”  And then comes the predictable question, “Why?” And then my mind produces a deluge ofContinue Reading

What a difference a simple action can make

So I have some friends and family that love me. They took the time to read my first post. As for all the rest of ’em … you know who you are, and I know where you live. Seriously, one thing that I got from taking this one very simple act of writing my firstContinue Reading